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Lancaster Colony’s emerging sustainability policy reflects our commitment to enhanced disclosures about our environmental-related practices and performance.

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The conservation and sanitation of water are vital to the success and longevity of Lancaster Colony. We perform testing, monitoring, and treatment of our wastewater discharge systems and have also proactively developed and employ procedures at our production plants to minimize water consumption and reduce wastewater generation and disposal. We aspire to practice and continually improve upon responsible water usage and treatment.

Water Withdrawal —For the fiscal year ending (FY20), based on available data for our 16 manufacturing sites, the most material segment of our site portfolio, our total estimated water withdrawal from municipal sources was about 673,000 cubic meters.

Water Intensity — Our water intensity, a measure of our water withdrawal relative to our sales, was 504 cubic meters per million $ in sales. We are committed to responsible water use, and appreciate the need to evaluate reduction practices as part of a long-term consumption strategy.

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Energy & GHG

We are committed to reducing our impact on energy resources and protecting our future energy supply.

Energy Consumption: For FY20, across our 16 manufacturing sites, our total energy consumption, defined as electricity and natural gas consumption, was 1.07 million gigajoules, roughly 71% of which was attributable to natural gas.

An estimated 80% of our energy consumption was attributable to 44% of our manufacturing sites, with our Horse Cave and New York Frozen Foods facilities combining to account for approximately 45% of consumption.

GHG Emissions: 82,685 tCO2e of which 49% Electricity and 51% Natural Gas. GHG Intensity: 62 tonnes CO2e per Million $ in Sales.
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We are committed to minimizing waste and have undertaken numerous efforts to manage that objective, such as optimizing and reducing our energy consumption, water consumption and disposal needs. We also minimize our wastewater disposal through optimized product sequencing and ongoing improvements to our Clean-In-Place (CIP) processes.

Waste Disposed: In FY20, across our referenced manufacturing sites, our waste, defined as non-hazardous trash disposed of by landfill, was 83,909 tonnes.

Waste Intensity: In FY20, our waste intensity, a measure of our trash to landfill removed relative to sales, was 63 tonnes per million $ in sales.

Horse Cave Facility Reduction In Product Overfill Losses 20-50%

Waste Removed Per Million $ In Sales 63 tonnes

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